Jonathan Daniel Hamm is an American actor and producer best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC television drama series Mad Men. For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series Providence, The Division, What About Brian, and Related.

  • Arcadia

    takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. Focusing on the mysteries–romantic, scientific, literary–that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries, it is “Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and… emotion. It’s like a dream of levitation: you’re instantaneously aloft, soaring, banking, doing loop-the-loops and then, when you think you’re about to plummet to earth, swooping to a gentle touchdown of not easily described sweetness and sorrow… Exhilarating” (Vincent Canby, ,).

  • Command and Control

    A myth-shattering expos?? of America???s nuclear weapons.,Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America???s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, , explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved???and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. While the harms of global warming increasingly dominate the news, the equally dangerous yet more immediate threat of nuclear weapons has been largely forgotten.,Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, , interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policy makers, and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can???t be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust. At the heart of the book lies the struggle, amid the rolling hills and small farms of Damascus, Arkansas, to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States.,Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with people who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, , takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view. Through the details of a single accident, Schlosser illustrates how an unlikely event can become unavoidable, how small risks can have terrible consequences, and how the most brilliant minds in the nation can only provide us with an illusion of control. Audacious, gripping, and unforgettable, , is a tour de force of investigative journalism, an eye-opening look at the dangers of America???s nuclear age.

  • Cruel Shoes

    With Cruel Shoes, Steve Martin proves that his humor more than translates to the written page; it excels there. Since he has always written his own material, books are a natural medium for Steve’s comic genius. And his extravagant wit shines brightly indeed in this rollicking collection of short fabulous pieces.

  • Foucault’s Pendulum

    Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up “the Plan,” a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled???a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault???s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.,Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.

  • Good Omens

    According to ,, , (the world’s only , accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.,So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon???both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle???are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.,And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

  • Moonglow

    Following on the heels of his , bestselling novel ,, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure???and the forces that work to destroy us.,In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, ,, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother???s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon???s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel ,, the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.,unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as ???my grandfather.??? It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact???and the creative power???of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator???s grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.,???

  • The Circle

    Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.,When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world???s most powerful internet company, she feels she???s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users??? personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company???s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can???t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world???even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman???s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

  • The Elegant Universe

    The international bestseller that inspired a major , special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.,Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter???from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas???is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. , makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

  • Wonder Boys

    In his first novel since ,, Chabon presents a hilarious and heartbreaking work???the story of the friendship between the “wonder boys”???Grady, an aging writer who has lost his way, and Crabtree, whose relentless debauchery is capsizing his career.